Nobody liked Colonel Protheroe.
So when he's found dead in the vicarage study, there's no absence of suspects in the seemingly peaceful village of St Mary Mead.
In fact, Jane Marple can think of at least seven.
As gossip abounds in the parlours and kitchens of the parish, everyone becomes an amateur detective.
The police dismiss her as a prying busybody, but only the ingenious Miss Marple can uncover the truth . . .
Never underestimate Miss Marple.
'Agatha Christie is the gateway drug to crime fiction both for readers and for writers.'
'Always keeps her reader enthralled and guessing to the end.'
Times Literary Supplement